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Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest

Multiplayer demo now available; Darwinia for free if you buy from Steam this weekend.

London: 24th October 2008

Sometimes at Introversion we make mistakes and we’re not averse to holding up our hands, admitting we’ve ballsed up and offering a solution to the problem.

Last month we released our fourth fantastic stand-alone PC title Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest. A retro-arcade multiplayer extravaganza, set in the gorgeously pixellated Darwinia universe with hours of guaranteed gameplay, 49 beautifully unique maps and fantastic reviews from the crème-de-la-crème of gaming press, Multiwinia seemed a sure-fire success.

One big problem. The demo did not contain multiplayer.

Whilst it may be great to crush the AI bots in one fell swoop, nothing beats the guaranteed fun of Multiwinia multiplayer which is why we have been working round the clock to create a Multiwinia demo that gives players more, much more.

The new demo provides a fantastic online multiplayer experience with the available demo maps and also allows demo players to join full games when hosted by a fully paid up player over a LAN. That’s not all – the demo also now contains an extra mode from the full game called Rocket Riot!

Players can now bask in the glory as their 1000-sprite army marches towards an opponent’s vulnerably defended statue, or look on in horror as their enemy retaliates with a 10-tonne killer airstrike on their one remaining spawn point.

To celebrate this great new demo release, Multiwinia is now available on Steam for a special price of $9.99 and for this weekend only Darwinia comes free with any Multiwinia purchase!

For more information about Multiwinia, and links to the new demo, please head to www.multiwinia.com. To obtain a copy of Multiwinia for review please contact Martin Mir ( martin@introversion.co.uk).

What is Multiwinia?

Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest is Introversion’s fourth stand-alone PC title. With a choice of six action-packed multiplayer game modes, and 49 unique maps set in one of the most beautiful, retro-arcade inspired game environs ever created, Multiwinia promises to be the ultimate homage to the halcyon days of gaming. Challenge your opponent to a game of stick-man slaughter, and watch digital-war unfold, as your Multiwinian army struggles to complete a chosen task faster and better than your rival’s. It’s fast, it’s furious, and only the flattest will survive!

Multiwinia is available to buy from the Introversion store ( http://store.introversion.co.uk) for £10, $16.60 or €13.30. Multiwinia is also available from Steam and retail.

A Mac version of Multiwinia from Ambrosia Software is in progress and coming soon. For more information please contact their PR manager John Champlin jchamplin@ambrosiasw.com for more info.

For more information on Multiwinia and its release, please visit: http://www.multiwinia.com.

About Introversion Software

Heralded as 'the last of the bedroom programmers', Introversion Software is one of the UK's most-respected and successful independent game developers and publishers. Founded in 2001 by three university students, and starting out with an initial personal investment of just £600, Introversion went on to produce three critically acclaimed titles; Uplink, Darwinia and DEFCON. Their second title, Darwinia, was awarded three prizes at the 2006 Independent Games Festival Awards, including the Seumas McNally grand prize, and Introversion was recently voted one of the top 50 Best Games Companies in the world. In September 2008, Introversion released its fourth title Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest. Multiwinia has enjoyed some fantastic reviews and is currently rated at 78 on Metacritic. For more information on these please visit http://www.introversion.co.uk and our developer’s blog http://www.introversion.co.uk/blog

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